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CNN
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
retail in the united states. welcome back to the most news in the morning. the holiday season is officially upon us as black friday gives way to cyber monday. how did the first weekend go? to help us answer that, we're joined by our favorite economic guests, jackie zainer and bill cohen, a contributor with "fort tune" magazine. thanks for coming in. good morning. happy cyber monday. i'm going to rush over to my computer that cnn owns as soon as this is done and start spending money on overstock.com. no. when we were going through all of the information that was delivered to us, we looked at something and ran into a conflict or at least it looked like that. 5% increase in overall spending yet shoppers on average spent lesson purchases compared to a year ago. what does that mean? >> i was at the mall on friday and saturday. clearly a lot of people were out shopping. i think it was estimated around 195 million people went shopping on black friday, up from 170 million last year. >> volume of people in the stores. >> more people there but spending a little less, about $50 less from la
CNN
Nov 25, 2009 6:00am EST
home because the united states does not have diplomatic relations with iran, the swiss are acting as go-betweens in this particular case. the last visit was almost a month ago. what have you learned from those visits? >> well, we understand they're in physical good health. but we also are very pained to hear of their isolation and there must be an extremely difficult state of mind they're in because of this isolation. and we are hoping that the iranian authorities will show compassion and release our children as soon as possible. this has gone on way too long. it is just short of four months. i believe it's 117 days. and we cannot imagine why it is such a protracted detention. >> president ahmadinejad was in brazil earlier this week. on monday, he actually talked about this, saying it's up to the courts to decide the fate of your son and his two friends but that he hoped the verdict would be lenient. it's very similar language to that which he used in new york city at the united nations general assembly back in december, yet nothing has happened in terms of their release. do his word
CNN
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
top story this morning, it's back to the drawing board for health care reform in the united states senate. democrats managed to get 60 shaky votes saturday night to move their bill forward for debate, but it's clear the party is too divided to get this particular measure passed. brianna keilar is live in washington for us. brianna, what's the issue that will divide democrats as the senate takes up this bill? >> so far, it continues to be the controversial government-run insurance plan. there are a few democrats who have voiced major concerns if not outright opposition to this public option in the senate bill. they've made it clear were just because they've voted yes on this procedural vote this weekend doesn't mean they'll sign off on the health care bill. >> the ayes are 60, the nays are 39. >> all we're asking today is to have a debate on it. >> reporter: and broading from the president. >> to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. >> reporter: the democrats have their 60 votes, enough to send the measure to the senate floor for debate,
CNN
Nov 27, 2009 6:00am EST
freak out a bit. things are looking better as the wave comes closer to the united states. >> you might remember dubai world, it owned dubai ports world wisconsin tried to buy the operations of american ports. there was a big outcry over that. this is that same company. they moved the ports operation separately because they want to kind of keep that safe in all of this whatever happens next for dubai world. >> we will be watching this. obviously, more information to come. it's also exasperated because of the eid holiday. also, thanksgiving here. a nice confluence of lots of things. >> a little turmoil in the markets right now for black friday, huh? >> a little bit, which you don't really expect when you're thinking about go get your shopping on. >> thanks so much. >>> new this morning, the sequel tore cash for clunkers. call it the home edition. the federal government is putting the final touches on a plan to offer americans rebates next year if they turn in not old cars but old appliances and buy new energy-efficient models. individual states will administer that cash for applian
CNN
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
what, if anything, they say about climate change. where india and the united states are actually both having a little difficulty taming this issue domestically. we both had serious domestic problems with what we would like to do. >> reporter: and this visit comes just as president obama is completing his strategy on afghanistan and actually india plays a key role in that equation. the united states thinks that the animosity between india and pakistan is actually having a bad effect on the efforts in afghanistan with india more focused, sometimes, on the threat from pakistan than it is on the threat from the taliban. john? >> jill dougherty for us at the white house, thanks so much. >>> in the next hour and a half or next half hour, susan malveaux has a behind the scenes look at what it takes to throw a state dinner. wait until you hear about the guests that come to these dinners and leave with the silv silverware. >> nice and classy there. >>> a critical warning for new moms and dads. the consumer product safety commission is recalling 2.1 million cribs. this is the biggest crib recal
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